Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fred She Said Showcase

I hope you've been following Fred She Said blog for the DT project showcases. There have been some great ones so far. Since it was my turn I decided to make a fun little project using the Polka Dotty Flowers set. I love the idea of making handmade embellishments especially when I can make an unlimited amount of them for a fraction of the cost. The Polka Dotty Flowers set contains 14 different printable sheets, with 3 flower designs on each sheet. They come in a variety of colors so you can easily find one that is best suited for your project. Please see below for a step by step guide of how I used a printable sheet to create my own flower embellishments.

I started with the Raspberry colored printable sheet as seen below:

Then I cut them out leaving an 1/8 inch white edge around each flower. I also cut out the pre-colored leaves included on the printable sheet.

I sponged around the edges with a coordinating color ink and added glitter for a more finished look:

Then I added pink buttons tied with silver cord:

And placed them in a clear window rectangle tin decorated
with a tag from the All Occassion Tag printable set from The Cutting Cafe.

Here are a couple of cards I made using the handmade flowers:

And finally here's a group photo of a fun little gift idea for a fellow cardmaker:

And to think that it all started with one printable sheet of paper. It may seem like a lengthy process but really didn't take very long. I tend to do my cutting in front of the television so time goes by quickly. Of course you could add different finishing touches such as brads or pearls in place of the buttons and can leave out the sponging and/or glitter. You can also choose how many layers you want to make the flowers and can choose polka dots, non-polka dots or a mixture of the two.

Thanks for dropping by and I do hope this post has given you a little inspiration. Remember you can check out the Fred She Said blog to view the remaining printable sheets as well as many others.


Carolivy said...

Totally cute idea Jasere! I really love it! Very inspirational! I have all sorts of partial sheets of flowers left from making I know what to do with them! Thanks!

Regina Easter said...

wow wow wow wow wow...and more wow...this is an amazing project....hugs

Kim Sonksen said...

Wowsers - now those flowers are amazing!!!!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh, Shelly, this is a fabulous idea!!! Gorgeous cards!!!
Blessings, Maria

Darsie Bruno said...

this is too cute! such a great gift for a cardmaker!

Kristy said...

What a cool idea! They look awesome! That would be a great thing to get as a gift!

Leah the Orange said...

oooohhhhhh, Shell!
what a FABULOUS set - i love them! and so PERFECT for one of your crafty sistahs!